Match ends, Southend United 3, Mansfield Town 0.
Three players were sent off as Southend moved up to eighth in League Two with victory over Mansfield Town.
The hosts took the lead when Anthony Straker converted Kevan Hurst's cross.
Mansfield debutant James Alabi was sent off for a late tackle, before Southend's Conor Clifford saw red eight minutes later for a two-footed tackle.
Alan Marriott's own goal and Hurst's long-range shot sealed the win, while the Stags were reduced to nine men when Lee Beevers was shown a second yellow.
The victory moves the hosts level on points with the play-off places, while the Stags drop to 12th.
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Southend boss Phil Brown told BBC Essex:
"I've named the team on Wednesday and I've worked hard towards tactically being aware of what Mansfield could throw at us.
"Low and behold the [traffic delays on the] M25 has cost me two positions, and I had to make two forced changes.
"John White was going to play right-back and then at quarter to seven, I've told him he's playing centre-back and Ryan Leonard is playing right-back and he's been playing central midfield all week.
"But we kept the same system. The two guys that affected the game more than most in the first half were Kevan Hurst and Anthony Straker.
"Instead of it being a combative game, it was a technical game and we came out on top in that department."
- 16CliffordBooked at 40mins
- 6ProsserSubstituted forKiernanat 78'minutes
- 11StrakerSubstituted forLairdat 80'minutes
- 17BeeversBooked at 90mins
- 30DanielSubstituted forMeikleat 62'minutes
- 5McCombeBooked at 50mins
- 23McGuireBooked at 75mins
- 18HutchinsonSubstituted forClucasat 45'minutes
- 24AndrewSubstituted forRheadat 45'minutes
- 28AlabiBooked at 32mins
- Darren Drysdale
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Southend United 3, Mansfield Town 0.
Goal! Southend United 3, Mansfield Town 0. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.
Second yellow card to Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).
Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).
Attempt saved. Will Atkinson (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).
Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Southend United. Marc Laird replaces Anthony Straker.
Substitution, Southend United. Robert Kiernan replaces Luke Prosser because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).
Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Coker.
Attempt missed. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Luke Prosser (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).
Attempt saved. Anthony Straker (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.